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Best Performing Stocks For 2019

Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F) have tumbled to a multiyear low in 2018, as profitability has been eroding in virtually every region of the world — including the critical North America market. As a result, Moody’s recently downgraded Ford’s credit rating, and a growing number of analysts and investors are worried that the company will have to cut its dividend.

Ford’s recovery strategy relies on a combination of enacting deep cost cuts, exiting underperforming businesses, and updating the automaker’s product portfolio. In the domestic market, that will entail a decisive shift away from traditional cars in favor of crossovers, SUVs, and trucks. Ford’s strong sales results in those market segments during August should give investors more confidence that this product strategy will succeed.

A surprise sales increase

Ford’s U.S. deliveries rose 4.1% year over year last month, beating expectations for a modest decline. Retail sales crept up 1.1%, while fleet sales jumped 15%, driven primarily by demand from commercial and government customers (rather than less-profitable sales to rental car companies).

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. lessened its holdings in Under Armour Inc Class A (NYSE:UAA) by 5.5% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 775,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 45,000 shares during the period. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.’s holdings in Under Armour Inc Class A were worth $17,422,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    (1) William Blair keeping it real on Under Armour (UAA) ahead of May 1 earnings: “Although we see limited near-term downside to shares given our projection for an okay first quarter relative to expectations combined with a high short interest (13 days to cover), we remain cautious given a premium valuation (118 times for Class A and 102 times for Class C), little evidence of a fundamental catalyst to drive top-line growth, and concerns about brand commoditization stemming from new domestic retail channels and a lack of consumer-relevant innovation.”

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    The company has also made some product mix changes this year that are proving to be a drag on sales. Specifically, it scaled back its hunting and electronics departments, with moves that notably included a decision to stop selling semi-automatic modern sporting rifles and high-capacity magazines and to raise the minimum age for purchasing a firearm in its stores from 18 to 21. In addition, key supplier Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA) has been expanding its distribution, which has hurt sales at Dick’s. CEO Edward Stack had this to say about the impacts of those changes.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies couldn’t keep up. Read on to learn why Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Telecom Argentina (NYSE:TEO), and Synnex (NYSE:SNX) underperformed the market today.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Under Armour Inc Class A (NYSE:UAA) by 20.4% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 40,961 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,467 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Under Armour Inc Class A were worth $670,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) and Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR common stock (OTCMKTS:TKOMY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Performing Stocks For 2019: Xcel Brands, Inc(XELB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: APPS) and XCel Brands (NASDAQ:XELB) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Performing Stocks For 2019: EMCOR Group, Inc.(EME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 9th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 20th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the construction company on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.41%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Chicago Equity Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) by 6.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 145,359 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,750 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Emcor Group were worth $11,073,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,483,730 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 202,856 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 0.11% of Emcor Group worth $493,931,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $87.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) EVP R Kevin Matz sold 15,000 shares of Emcor Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.12, for a total value of $1,216,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 220,109 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,855,242.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the five brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $86.00.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Investors purchased shares of NextEra Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $93.40 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $40.28 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $53.12 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, NextEra Energy had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded down ($0.95) for the day and closed at $173.65

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. KeyCorp increased their price target on shares of NextEra Energy from $168.00 to $178.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of NextEra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Monday, August 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $184.00 price target on the stock. Scotiabank assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy in a research report on Tuesday, July 24th. They set a “hold” rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of NextEra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. NextEra Energy presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $168.38.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Hancock Holding Company(HBHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Hancock Holding (NASDAQ:HBHC) by 9.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,114,046 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 92,265 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Hancock were worth $51,970,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR common stock (OTCMKTS:TKOMY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) – Wedbush boosted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Fiserv in a report released on Monday, August 13th. Wedbush analyst M. Katri now anticipates that the business services provider will earn $3.14 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $3.12. Wedbush also issued estimates for Fiserv’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.91 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.47 EPS.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    Annual shareholder meetings for MGP Ingredients, Inc (NASDAQ: MGPI) and Fiserv, Inc (NASDAQ: FISV), respectively
    Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) investor day

    Thursday

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of First Data (NYSE:FDC) popped 45.8% in January, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company agreed to merge with Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) in an all-stock transaction valued at $22 billion.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) by 22.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 40,589 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 11,568 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Fiserv were worth $2,879,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Natixis reduced its position in J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 28.8% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 17,344 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,005 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $2,108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) leads a strong day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The commercial banking giant was expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on top of $22.4 billion in revenue. The company topped both numbers, including EPS of $0.63. The company said its performance was bolstered by stronger profit margins, the 2017 GOP tax plan, and higher revenue from banking fees. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump could request that Russia assist with the denuclearization of North Korea during their summit. Trump has said that he expects that he and Putin will have an “extraordinary friendship” at the conclusion of the event. The meeting comes just days after the U.S. government announced 12 indictments against Russian officials on charges of conspiracy to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Global growth is back in focus after China announced second-quarter GDP expectations. The government announced that Q2 GDP came in at 6.7% as the country has been cracking down on risky credit offerings. Markets are continually worried about China’s Shanghai Composite – which recently entered bear territory. The third quarter will be interesting for markets as trade tensions accelerate between the United States and China.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: NFLX, AMZN, TWTR, CAT
    Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) are in focus as the company prepares to report earnings after the bell. Wall Street analysts project that the company will report EPS of $0.80 on top of $3.93 billion in revenue. Analysts will be paying close attention to whether the online-streaming giant has been able to continue to aggressively increase its international user base. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is generating buzz as the company prepares to kick-start its annual Prime Day. The annual shopping event will take place starting this evening and stretch through Tuesday. According to the website Reta

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LMR Partners LLP decreased its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 72.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,688 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 7,025 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP’s holdings in J B Hunt Transport Services were worth $327,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ:JBHT) by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 194,057 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,292 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.18% of J B Hunt Transport Services worth $23,588,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) moved up on a buyout rumor and some positive business updates, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) announced a big jump in profit.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Pound/Rand(PX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Praxair (NYSE:PX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Praxair is expected to gain from strong backlog, new order wins and recovery in the energy and industrial end markets. Notably, Praxair’s pending merger with Linde has received conditional EU antitrust approval, antitrust clearance in China and India. Praxair and Linde also agreed to sell additional assets to a consortium of Messer Group GmbH and CVC Capital Partners in order to obtain the U.S. antitrust approval.  The companies continue to work diligently to close the merger in second-half 2018. The stock has also outperformed its industry over the past year. However, its results will be hurt by weaker volumes and political uncertainties prevalent in Brazil and currency headwinds. Further, inflation and rising freight and logistics costs will hurt margins. Praxair’s stretched valuation is also a concern.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its position in Praxair (NYSE:PX) by 27.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 247,173 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 92,983 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Praxair were worth $35,712,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PX (CURRENCY:PX) traded down 5.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. One PX coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0010 or 0.00000014 BTC on exchanges. Over the last seven days, PX has traded down 30.7% against the dollar. PX has a total market capitalization of $94,640.00 and approximately $2.00 worth of PX was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. lowered its stake in Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) by 23.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 28,377 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 8,583 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Praxair were worth $4,095,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.29145037575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Capstead Mortgage Corporation(CMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Capstead Mortgage (NYSE:CMO) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: American Software, Inc.(AMSWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    American Software (NASDAQ:AMSWA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 21, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Mediwound (NASDAQ:MDWD) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Mediwound earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.1925876006011 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mediwound (NASDAQ: MDWD) and True Drinks (OTCMKTS:TRUU) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Bank Of Montreal(BMO)

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Aurora Sky isn’t Aurora Cannabis’ only facility, either. It’s already producing at Aurora Vie, and its funded projects include Aurora Nordic and Aurora Sun. Overall, the company boasts 570,000 kilograms of funded annual marijuana production, not including additional capacity that it can add from other expansion projects and acquisitions. Earlier this month, the company secured a $250 million credit facility from Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) to help it on that front.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 2,853 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 28th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, November 1st will be given a dividend of 0.96 per share by the bank on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.62%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as C$102.55 and last traded at C$102.22, with a volume of 428189 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$101.99.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) – Investment analysts at National Bank Financial lifted their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Bank of Montreal in a research note issued on Tuesday, February 26th. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine now forecasts that the bank will earn $1.67 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.60. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Bank of Montreal’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.92 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $7.85 EPS.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

The flare-up in market volatility has left investors scratching their heads when it comes to the relative outperformance of the safest segment of the corporate bond universe over its riskiest.

With stocks coming under pressure this year, with the Dow
DJIA, -0.68%
  and the S&P 500
SPX, -0.86%
  struggling to reclaim their February all-time highs, bond buyers would be expected to turn their noses at high-yield issuers with burdensome debt loads and take shelter in the bonds of investment-grade firms, which carry more robust balance sheets. But instead, the two ends of the corporate debt market appear to have reversed their traditional roles, with investment-grade bonds struggling and high-yield debt, or ‘junk’, remaining at their lofty valuations.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sandstorm Gold Ltd(SAND )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Boston Partners purchased a new stake in Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 463,325 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,205,000. Boston Partners owned about 0.25% of Sandstorm Gold as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) had its target price raised by analysts at Raymond James from $5.75 to $6.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the mining company’s stock. Raymond James’ price target points to a potential upside of 4.35% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY) and Workiva (NYSE:WK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Paylocity Holding Corp  (NASDAQ:PCTY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Paylocity (NASDAQ:PCTY)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $68.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 6.17% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ:PCTY) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,188 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,820 shares during the quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System’s holdings in Paylocity were worth $894,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) dropped a bit on its earnings and the future doesn’t look any brighter than usual for the wearables maker. Square, on the other hand, continues to get it done, and Jack Dorsey somehow nails running two public companies at once. Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill and David Kretzmann of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Supernova weigh in on the latest numbers and guidance from Fitbit (NYSE:FIT): The wearables leader beat expectations — but still lost money — in the first quarter. And with revenue and device sales down by double-digit percentages, there are real questions about how long its fitness bands can hold consumers’ interest.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Gardner: Alright, company No. 5. Looking back over our first four, they’ve all been pretty good stock picks of ours, companies that a lot of Fools own and have done well with. This is one of my very worst picks, I’m sorry to say. Maybe a little bit of a hint, because it’s probably not that good a number or big a number these days. Matt, do you ever want a Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)?

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Even as smartwatches continue to gain traction and take market share from basic fitness wristbands like Fitbit’s (NYSE:FIT) Charge, Alta, and Flex devices, Fitbit is investing aggressively in the category. Today, Fitbit unveiled Charge 3, a new version of its highest-end fitness wristband.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has been a meandering mess of an investment over the past two years, but it found a way to be among the market’s biggest winners last week. The leading maker of fitness wristbands saw its shares move 11.48% higher for the week. There was no particularly bullish news out on Fitbit to explain the uptick. The shares are likely just bouncing back after hitting all-time lows a week earlier following a Wall Street downgrade. 

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) was once the world’s top wearables maker, but it lost that title to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) during the fourth quarter of 2017, according to market intelligence provider IDC, due to rising sales of the Apple Watch. Fitbit then slid to third place behind Xiaomi (NASDAQOTH:XIACY) during the first quarter of 2018.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aspen Insurance (NYSE: AHL) and Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. Sponsored ADR common stock (OTCMKTS:TKOMY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aspen Insurance (AHL)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC lowered its position in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 110,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 519 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 3.3% of Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $21,426,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trilogy Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 4.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 139,337 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 6,421 shares during the period. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 3.7% of Trilogy Capital Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 8th largest position. Trilogy Capital Inc. owned approximately 0.06% of iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF worth $27,140,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FCA Corp TX cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,413 shares of the company’s stock after selling 254 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF comprises approximately 1.7% of FCA Corp TX’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. FCA Corp TX’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF were worth $4,171,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Star Gas Partners, L.P.(SGU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canton Hathaway LLC bought a new stake in Star Group LP (NYSE:SGU) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 19,000 shares of the pipeline company’s stock, valued at approximately $177,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Star Group (NYSE:SGU) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Star Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.7696057597891 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Tim Melvin]

    Star Group LP (NYSE: SGU) is definitely in a really boring business: They sell heating oil and propane to customers in the United States.

    Most of their operation is in the Northeastern United States, but they also serve Michigan, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Georgia. In all, they have 455,000 retail and commercial customers under contract and another 74,000 using on-demand delivery.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tejon Ranch Co(TRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded down 14.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 17th. In the last week, Terracoin has traded 20.7% higher against the dollar. Terracoin has a market cap of $4.06 million and $4,377.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Terracoin coin can now be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002218 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi, C-CEX and Cryptopia.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded up 10% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 8th. Terracoin has a total market cap of $2.09 million and approximately $4,720.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Terracoin has traded down 15.3% against the dollar. One Terracoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0910 or 0.00001375 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, CoinExchange, Cryptopia and C-CEX.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund(NIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded up 1.7% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 21.7% lower against the dollar. Nimiq has a total market capitalization of $2.62 million and approximately $100,713.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can now be purchased for about $0.0012 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular exchanges including BTC-Alpha, HitBTC, LATOKEN and Trade Satoshi.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded down 7.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 24th. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for $0.0014 or 0.00000022 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including LATOKEN, HitBTC, Trade Satoshi and BTC-Alpha. Nimiq has a market capitalization of $3.08 million and approximately $215,397.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 15.9% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded 1.1% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. Nimiq has a total market cap of $2.74 million and $210,302.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for about $0.0013 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Trade Satoshi, LATOKEN and BTC-Alpha. During the last week, Nimiq has traded 9% lower against the dollar.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: KB Financial Group Inc(KB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP®, Sean Williams, and Jordan Wathen]

    However, there may still be some bargains to be found. Here’s why three of our contributors think it may be time to take a look at Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB), and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) saw a large decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 324,037 shares, a decrease of 40.6% from the July 31st total of 545,627 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 128,119 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    As a result, we’ve been able to identify deeply undervalued companies while no one is looking – such as KB Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: KB), a wealth management firm based in Seoul.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 19.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 201,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 50,292 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.48% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $4,703,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 35.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,991 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    IndexIQ Advisors LLC trimmed its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,444 shares during the period. IndexIQ Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $855,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019

Most investors buy high-yield dividend stocks because they want the larger income stream these companies provide. However, that bigger cash payout isn’t the only benefit of high-yield stocks. Two others are that they tend to generate higher total returns and aren’t as volatile as other stocks. Those two facts make them ideal investment options for all investors, even younger ones focused on growth. 

1. High-yield stocks are more likely to outperform most other stocks

Wellington Management conducted a study of dividend-paying stocks dating all the way back to 1929. It broke them out into five groups by their dividend payout ratios. The first one had the stocks with the highest payout ratios — 70% on average — while the fifth grouping had those with the lowest payout ratios. Given that stocks with higher payout ratios tend to have the highest yields, this research is a good proxy for how high-yield stocks performed over that time frame.

Image source: Getty Images.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: New Oriental Education & Technology Group, Inc.(EDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EduCoin (EDU) is a PoW/PoS token that uses the Keccak hashing algorithm. It launched on September 9th, 2017. EduCoin’s total supply is 15,000,000,000 tokens. EduCoin’s official website is www.edu.one. EduCoin’s official Twitter account is @PReducoin.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EduCoin (CURRENCY:EDU) traded up 2.1% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on July 6th. EduCoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $3.81 million worth of EduCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One EduCoin token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0016 or 0.00000025 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last seven days, EduCoin has traded up 15.1% against the dollar.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aspen Insurance (AHL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aspen Insurance (AHL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Thursday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.50.

Top Growth Stocks To Buy For 2019: Keysight Technologies Inc.(KEYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barings LLC raised its position in Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 3.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 73,271 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Keysight were worth $3,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 1.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,314,931 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,779 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned about 0.69% of Keysight worth $68,889,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) CEO Ronald S. Nersesian sold 250,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.40, for a total transaction of $14,850,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ariel Investments LLC lowered its position in shares of Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS) by 15.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 3,871,085 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 733,495 shares during the period. Keysight Technologies makes up approximately 2.6% of Ariel Investments LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 4th largest position. Ariel Investments LLC’s holdings in Keysight Technologies were worth $228,510,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,900 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $781,000.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018

Investors looking for profits in the healthcare sector had a difficult time in 2017 if they weren’t in biotech. The Health Care SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLV) only gained 13.15% last year, while the S&P 500 climbed 22.5% over the same time period.

But the biotech sector crushed the market, with the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI) returning a market-beating 43.36% in 2017, nearly double the broader S&P 500.

That’s why we’ll show you the three best biotech stocks to buy for 2018.

Despite the exceptional run for biotech stocks in 2017, the broader healthcare sector has been facing a strong headwind over the past few years that scared away some investors.

Drug pricing controversies, increased generic competition for blockbuster drugs, and the recent merger between retail giant CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and insurance company Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) have weakened returns for shareholders.
In addition, Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) announced a joint venture to enter the health insurance industry.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Crestwood Equity Partners (NYSE:CEQP) isn’t a well-known name, it should be, especially by income-seeking investors. That’s because the high-yielding master limited partnership (MLP) offers an increasingly compelling combination of current income and future upside backed by strong financial metrics and clearly visible growth prospects. The company’s strong core and upside potential was on full display during the first quarter, which once again showed that this is an excellentincome stock to own for the long haul.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 21 percent to $22.05 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 19 percent to $22.62 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 20 percent to $339.00. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: UTStarcom Holdings Corp(UTSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TheStreet cut shares of UTStarcom (NASDAQ:UTSI) from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report issued on Monday morning.

    UTStarcom opened at $4.93 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. UTStarcom has a 52-week low of $4.95 and a 52-week high of $4.99.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2018: Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited(AHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Aspen Insurance (AHL)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) and Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

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Head to Head Review: The Travelers Companies (TRV) vs. Aspen Insurance (AHL)

The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) and Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Risk & Volatility

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The Travelers Companies has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its share price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Aspen Insurance has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its share price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

The Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $2.88 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Aspen Insurance pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. The Travelers Companies pays out 39.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Aspen Insurance pays out -14.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Travelers Companies has increased its dividend for 9 consecutive years and Aspen Insurance has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years. Aspen Insurance is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares The Travelers Companies and Aspen Insurance’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
The Travelers Companies $28.90 billion 1.22 $2.06 billion $7.28 17.96
Aspen Insurance $2.52 billion 1.02 -$267.70 million ($6.59) -6.51

The Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than Aspen Insurance. Aspen Insurance is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Travelers Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.4% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.7% of Aspen Insurance shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Aspen Insurance shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for The Travelers Companies and Aspen Insurance, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
The Travelers Companies 2 7 6 0 2.27
Aspen Insurance 0 2 1 0 2.33

The Travelers Companies presently has a consensus target price of $138.82, indicating a potential upside of 6.19%. Aspen Insurance has a consensus target price of $42.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.54%. Given The Travelers Companies’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe The Travelers Companies is more favorable than Aspen Insurance.

Profitability

This table compares The Travelers Companies and Aspen Insurance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
The Travelers Companies 7.21% 8.94% 2.04%
Aspen Insurance -13.72% -11.81% -2.87%

Summary

The Travelers Companies beats Aspen Insurance on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About The Travelers Companies

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United states and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Business Insurance, Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. The Business Insurance segment offers workers' compensation, commercial automobile and property, general liability, commercial multi-peril, employers' liability, public and product liability, professional indemnity, marine, aviation, personal accident, and kidnap and ransom insurance products. This segment operates through select accounts, which serve small businesses; commercial accounts that serve mid-sized businesses; national accounts, which serve large companies; and national property and other that serve large and mid-sized customers, commercial transportation industry, and agricultural businesses, as well as markets and distributes its products through brokers, wholesale agents, program managers, and specialized retail agents. The Bond & Specialty Insurance segment provides surety, fidelity, management and professional liability, and other property and casualty insurance products. The Personal Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance covering personal risks, primarily automobile and homeowners insurance to individuals. The company distributes its products primarily through independent agencies and brokers. The Travelers Companies, Inc. was founded in 1853 and is based in New York, New York.

About Aspen Insurance

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Aspen Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products, including U.S. and U.K. commercial property, commercial liability, U.S. primary casualty, excess casualty, environmental liability, and railroad liability products; and marine, aviation, and energy insurance products, such as marine and energy liability, onshore and offshore energy physical damage, marine hull, specie, inland and ocean marine, and aviation insurance products. This segment also provides financial and professional lines insurance products comprising financial and corporate risks, professional liability, management liability, credit and political risks, crisis management, accident and health, surety risks, and technology liability insurance products. The company's Aspen Reinsurance segment offers property catastrophe reinsurance products; other property reinsurance products; casualty reinsurance products, including U.S. treaty, international treaty, and casualty facultative reinsurance products; and specialty reinsurance products comprising credit and surety, agriculture, marine, aviation, terrorism, engineering, cyber, and other specialty lines. Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited distributes its products primarily through brokers and reinsurance intermediaries. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Brokerages Anticipate Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL) to Announce $0.90 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (NYSE:AHL) will post earnings of $0.90 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Aspen Insurance’s earnings. Aspen Insurance posted earnings of $0.47 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 91.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, July 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Aspen Insurance will report full year earnings of $3.30 per share for the current year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $3.65 per share. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Aspen Insurance.

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Aspen Insurance (NYSE:AHL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $533.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $553.00 million. Aspen Insurance had a negative net margin of 13.72% and a negative return on equity of 11.81%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.79 EPS.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aspen Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. UBS cut their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $42.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Barclays cut their price objective on shares of Aspen Insurance from $43.00 to $40.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.67.

NYSE:AHL traded down $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $42.85. The stock had a trading volume of 10,994 shares, compared to its average volume of 828,554. The stock has a market cap of $2.57 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.50 and a beta of 0.37. Aspen Insurance has a twelve month low of $42.80 and a twelve month high of $43.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.24%. Aspen Insurance’s payout ratio is currently -14.57%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. ING Groep NV raised its holdings in Aspen Insurance by 22.3% during the fourth quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 8,964 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $364,000 after purchasing an additional 1,635 shares in the last quarter. Winslow Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in Aspen Insurance by 1.3% during the fourth quarter. Winslow Asset Management Inc. now owns 139,022 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $5,644,000 after purchasing an additional 1,825 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in shares of Aspen Insurance by 1.9% in the 4th quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 101,100 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $4,105,000 after acquiring an additional 1,900 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Aspen Insurance by 1.7% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 163,934 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $6,656,000 after acquiring an additional 2,713 shares during the period. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Aspen Insurance by 12.6% in the 1st quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 28,789 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,291,000 after acquiring an additional 3,213 shares during the period. 95.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Aspen Insurance

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance and reinsurance businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Aspen Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance products, including U.S. and U.K. commercial property, commercial liability, U.S.

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